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restaurant up to cold. >> still ahead on kron 4 morning news. we are watching our developing story out of the toll island. to homes are on fire right now, crews are having a hard time battling this. >> a pedestrian was also killed in the south bay after being hit by a caltran. we will have the latest on that investigation. >> st. mary's wins the tournament opener. we will have that story and more in gary's world. >> we will be right back.
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(male announcer) live from the bay area here is your kron 4 news >> top stories we're following this morning a large fire is burning right now on bethel island. why is it so hard for crews and i down? we wi a preschool is reopening this morning after being closed for staff training after allegations that a
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teacher taped up a child for refusing to take a nap. >> rain will make landfall, could impact some of the southern peninsula as well as in the south bay. keep the umbrellas handy in the bay area. right now we're just contending with light rain. dry air, clear conditions on highway four. the north bay, not seen too much for palo mud down toward nevado. this continues to slide its way east. we say some pop up showers, of stray cells sitting over the bay making its way closer to the 880 corridor. we did see some light rain over milpitas. a live shot from mt. tam, looks gorgeous out there. temperatures right now and the 40's and '50's. we'll
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see clear conditions as we head into tomorrow, mild, warm conditions as we transition into the weekend. we will have the opportunity to see more wet weather as we head into the middle two and half of next week. full details caught up that coming up in my next report. >> accident of 680 southbound near highway 24. it severs as the crosstown freeways are a little sluggish on the and down where they join at 1 01. in the east bay moderate conditions, not too heavy for most of the east bay freeway. south bay freeways are still doing pretty well. peninsula and north bay rights are still pretty light. >> right now contra costa county fire crews are working to contain a fire that spread to two houses on bethel island. the two alarm fire broke out early this morning at 1480 taylor st..
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you can see where it's happening here on the map. kurds say they're having a hard time containing the fire. -- crews . jackie sissel is live on the same. >> for a half hours after the fire started you can see crews out here fighting the to structure fire. this all started around 230 this morning when the contra costa county fire department received a call of the fire on the island. initially it was a single structure single story fire. when they got out here they determined indeed it was a fire but it was also a two-story house right next door to it. unfortunately some power lines went down as they were fighting did structure fire
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which made them kind of back off the scene. unfortunately the fire spread to the house next door and those of the flames you see there. it is a two-story house. these houses are built up an extra story because it is a flood site. it is actually to stories of livable space. it will be really difficult for the firefighters to fight this because the bottom of the structure has been burned out. we continue to see flames, a spark of out here. the last couple of minutes again see the firefighters have a ladder truck out here. they're hoping to pour some water down from the top on to the fire. we had a chance to talk to the fire chief earlier this morning and he talked about some of the issues they had with the fire. >> around 20 6:00 a.m. we got a report of the structure fire. eight
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minutes later we found a single story house fully engulfed with flames tenting on the two-story structures to the side. we were starting to work on that and we had a power line go down which hampered our ability to protect one of the two- story houses which unfortunately been caught on fire. we're still working on the fire on the two-story house. >> we are being told one of the residence sustained minor smoke inhalation and is injuries. they have been transported. almost 4 1/2 hours after this started, they are still trying of the water on this fire. it does not look like it was read any more than it has but it is a developing story. if we get any more informations we will pass along. >> i trained hit and killed
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a pedestrian on the cal train tracks in san jose. the person was hit by a northbound train near west virginia street. the train had recently left the team itamien station and there was only one passenger on board. several other trains were delayed. the death was the fourth fatality on the cal trans corridor this year. >> they need to do a better job, letting the parents know. especially with the bomb threat. >> the school is doing everything possible in order to protect the students. students are number one here in fremont. >> fremont police say they
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alerted the public about the bomb threat using their legal system. the school superintendent says cool the not contact parents about the recent falls alarm. >> 7 of 6:00 a.m. and a preschool is reopening today after being closed for four days after discovering a teacher had tied up a child for refusing to take a nap. will tran giant as from center point christian preschool. >> this feature is barred from finding any employment in the teaching profession while this investigation is ongoing. i just got off the fall of one of the administrators, school started five minutes ago. they're refusing to go on camera but they are saying is that for instance of days learning about what happened and talking about it. they brought in experts to learn from this and to prevent from happening again the
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future. the police apartment has finished with their investigation and has turned over their findings to prosecutors. it will be up to the prosecutors weather not the file any charges and what types if they will file. a barely earlier this month a teacher who is a former teacher now, she resigned in january, she was at a gathering with other teacher and without her cellphone and showed this alleged of the 2 year-old bound with tape on the wrists and ankles. of all the people that she showed this picture tube, she showed the mother. the mother notified the school and they told the police about it. we're trying to get reaction from the parents and hopefully we will be getting that some. >> the time is 7 08 a.m. and we'll be back a couple of minutes. we will continue to follow the developing news in the bay area and around the world. a live shot of
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president obama and israel. this is a eight richly symbolic state visit. he is bringing a message of solidarity to the public promising to stay by israel's side. you could see him walking on this visit. he has several other stops in the middle east as part of this. we'll be right back.
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from the transmission, increasing the risk of a crash. gm says no crash is are injuries have been reported. a few wet roads still out there and a few showers popping up. we will be right back. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! don't stress. we can figure this out. [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get
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at the headlines, showers this morning and partial clearing into the afternoon. we'll continue to see clear conditions and high pressure by control control by tomorrow. mild conditions for the weekend but we could see spring showers yet again as we head into later on next week. satellite and radar shows you conceive a wider view here, cloud cover associated with this system is relatively moist. 8:00 a.m. maybe some scattered showers return to the north bay. this is just the potential for it. isolated showers continue through the afternoon and we also have the possibility of 3:00 p.m. today. some of us will see breaks of sunshine and temperatures in the upper '50's, low 60s. downtown san francisco
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coming in at 57 degrees. 7 day around the bay forecast shows sunshine into the weekend and partly cloudy conditions as we start the next work week. we could see more wet weather as we head into the latter half of next week. 717 a m and a snow bomb .com ski report, headed up to tahoe they got a couple of inches of snow. sierra tahoe data base of 31 to 95 in., and norstar 34 to 79 in., squaw valley 12 to 92 in.. >> we continue to watch it fairly stable ride around the bay area, no hot spots yet. the walnut creek your chains accidents we are watching for is already clear. we're seeing normal ride that the bridges, the bay bridge drive time is 18 to 20 minutes coming out of the macarthur maze. a little wet last 4880. the san mateo
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bridge, highway 92 traffic is good on the span and it is backed up from flour road because there is an accident just before the toll plaza. slow on 92 but not affecting the ride on the bridge itself. the golden gate bridge is still good, volume of the soul is speed. during the south bay, 1 01 in the northbound direction selling some slowing as well as 85 in the ride toward 17 and cupertino. the north bay 1 01 southbound is finally starting to pick up some slowing headed towards rate is parkway. there's a problem on 121 southbound this morning. if you drive down from the north county the 37, you might want to consider using lake bill instead. there is an accident near meadowlark about halfway down toward 37. there is one way traffic control with the southbound lane is blocked. the transit
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check, at east trade is still on time. trains ran five out of the central valley of our problem free for bart caltrans and the muni metro. >> we get our news this morning with a developing story out of san jose. police are looking for gunman who they say shot a man an apparent drive-by shooting. it happened there fisher middle school at 1720 hopkins and drive. police say the victim between 18 and 20 years old was standing on the sidewalk where light-colored as you drove by and someone opened fire. the victim remains in the hospital this morning, their condition remains unknown. last we heard, they were helping them recover from his injuries. the shooting happened just about 2 mi. away from monday's deadly officer involved shooting. this is video from this are helicopter partnership with abc seven news. in this case, officers
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were chasing a stolen car and opened fire on the driver when he tried to run over officer. capacitor the selling cars now facing several charges. >> of the reasons and was there searching for a student who was last seen camping monday night. the reagabriel lorrette-smith is considered at rest. he was sighted monday night by police released camping at can recall state park but hasn't been seen since. his brown hair and brown eyes, he's five-to-10 airways 150 lbs.. >> the event and is getting ready for the start of a force for day work week. furlough notices will be going out on friday. workers will be forced to take unpaid leave for 22 days, or one day each week from april 21st thru apriseptember 21st.
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that is equal to 20 percent pay cut for five months. the furloughs will affect most of the defense department's 800,000 civilian employees. the unpaid days off our result of the force of federal spending cuts. we have no information about the marines were killed monday night following an explosion at an army depot and hawthorne about up. yesterday friends, family and the community gathered to honor them. military say the marines were conducting live fire and maneuvered trading monday night when a mortar round exploded. at least seven were killed and eight others were wounded. officials say the caused the blast was a 60 mm round that detonated inside a mortar tube. they said the mortar rounds and tubes used to fire them are being pulled from service, pending an investigation. the military says the exercise our regular training required to
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>> 7 slate 5:00 a.m. and it's going to be quite a bit longer before anyone will be getting a table at the chez panisse restaurant in berkeley. the damage from
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march 8th fire turns out to be worse than initially thought. at the front are the building surrounded here by scaffolding will have to be torn down and rebuilt. >> electricians, plumbers, all that other stuff. it is a normal kind of job and it will be long. >> it was originally hoped that the restaurant would be reopened next month but that opening has been pushed back indefinitely. >> many people in pleasant hill are fighting to save a landmark that is been around for more than half a century. developers want to tear down c cards and domed theater and build eight big sporting goods in place of it. >> i'd like to see it maintains that now is and go on. >> what should have been is
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>> 7:30 a.m. and a live look at the golden gate bridge. the rains have backed off just a little >> very gray out there and the clouds stick around, the
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rain but not so much. we also have some rain off shore approaching the coast line. within the hour we seat should season rain for the southern peninsula and in the south bay. wider view shows cloud cover continues to stream into the bay area. everything organized as artie pass through as in the central valley. we could see some pop up isolated showers lasting through out the day. taking a look at rainfall totals, we only saw a trace amounts and hardly saw anything for downtown sam francisco. santa rosa, north bay communities of about three tenths of an inch of rain. full details on what to expect this afternoon and talk about your 7 day around the bay forecast in just a couple of minutes. >> jackie had the bay bridge toll plaza, the drive times as a running 18 to 20 minutes. 16 to 18 minutes if
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you are coming from the nimitz freeway. and there conditions on the east bay freeways the nimitz is pretty slow between hayward and fremont. south bay traffic is starting to build up as well, the peninsula not doing too badly but heavy at the 92 and 84 interchanges. 1 01 allied to a moderate conditions for the 1 01 southbound. >> right now contra costa county fire crews are still working on houses that caught fire and of the island. the first fire broke out at 1480 taylor st. early this morning. that was about to 30 a.m.. it spread and will last checked and would jackie sissel 0 is on the scene, 2 homes were on fire still. everyone seemed to be o.k. no. how are they doing with progress? >> they're still trying get
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it under control out here. a firefighter is on top of that ladder. i just walked down and got some new video of what it looks like right now. the canteen of water on this fire. it started around 2:30 a.m. when contra costa county fire department receive the call on taylor wrote of befall island of a single story structure fire. when they got here that is what they found, as they started to fight that fire that is when the power lines nearby fell down. at that point they had to back off. you obviously do not want to have firefighters tackled up and live wall here lines. the fire spread to the next home. unfortunately you can see the dark >> and thei damage there. threee
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have been displaced from those structures. one of the victims of the fire is sustained minor smoke inhalation issues. they're expected to be fired, they were treated and released. five hours after the fact we could see some of the smoldering ashes still out here. there was set up a ladder truck out here, they were able as start pouring water from above to get this completely put out. that is where they're out. it looks like they may have finally got a mess under control. >> it is amazing that no one was hurt when this fire broke out.
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>> and san jose police at this point are looking for a man who shot a man and a drive-by shooting. it had been near fisher middle school at 1720 hopkins road. police say the victim was between 20 and 18 years old and standing on the sidewalk when a light color as you be drove by and someone opened fire. the victim remains in the hospital this morning, their condition remains unknown. the shooting happened about 2 mi. away from monday's deadly officer bob shooting. this is video from a helicopter part of with abc's seven news. in this case officers were chasing a stolen car and opened fire on the driver when he tried to run over officer. a passenger in a stolen car is now facing several charges. >> the family of 14 year-old
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santa rosa boy who died when he was hit by a race car driven by his cousin saturday is planning a memorial. the boy's grandfather says there'll be a private funeral saturday followed by public memorial sunday. markets and johnson was an eighth grader who was in the pit area of the marysville race track with his cousins race car was off the track and hit him along with another big dumb, up and they'l victim dale wonderge. he also died. the family says the driver, a 17 year- old petaluma high school student was like a brother to the victim.
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police are looking for a man who made off with the 5,600 lbs. will copper wire from a pg&e storage yard. the copper was stolen on sunday and is valued at more than $25,000. police said the man stole forklift from a nearby construction site, and drove it through a fence at a storage yard and use it to load the spool of copper onto a flatbed truck. >> city leaders in santa clara believe they are one step closer to getting superable 50 in 2016. city council members unanimously approved a measure tuesday that exhumes the nfl from paying millions of dollars in exchange for santa clara to host the super bowl. as a are the measure, hotel taxes to of those up with the nfl will be waived as well 2000 as to tax surcharges that would go in and funding to in new stadium.
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of a homeless person near alvord lake on the eastern side of the park near stand in st. when the transit the dog started barking. the officer backed away, but the dog believed to be a pit bull mix, broke free rent for the officer and bit him prompting the officer does shoot and kill the animal. the story got a lot of comments on our facebook page cops are so quick to use their gun nowadays what happened using a taser gun or pepper spray? they wonder why they don't get respect when there's so much violence with others using their guns. brandt says coming from a hard core dog lover who was worked in a bed hospital for six years, this is 100 percent the dollar's fall. the dog was probably not trained and underfed. melody says how sad. the dog was doing its job, protecting the owner. makes you wonder in what
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manner was the officer trying to wait a homeless man. my guess it was a very polite which prompted the dog to react. giant conversation of the kron4 facebook page. >> a live look at the mt. tam, there's still some rain, we will have an update with erica. george is also checking the latest with your commute this morning. we will be right back. ♪ ♪[ elevelator borell dings ]
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>> a westbound 24 x. it has become our first hot spot of the morning. in the stretch of roadway between here and here the sensors have not yet picked up a slow traffic. the viewers have been reporting them to me, making the turn from 680 on to 24. tracking the ride on 880 south about an earlier occurring accident and fremont has left is slower
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than usual coming out of san leandro through hayward, union city and and to new work. the bay bridge ride is pretty steady, 18 to 22 minutes. a little heavier out of the macarthur maze. the san mateo bridge ride is a problem free on the span. the earlier occurring accident on the toll plaza has cleared from the lanes. the golden gate bridge ride is a little heavier was sluggish traffic from just past the south tower leading to the toll plaza. >> some of us are waking up to spring showers. storm tracker 4 shows we do have some areas of light rain. we can see fair fell and portions of interstate 80. all the elf on your screen contains a moderate to heavy rain affecting highway 1 and portions of skyline boulevard. it is making its
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way closer to and as a 280. future cast four shows a spotty showers will continue for the rest of today. 1:00 p.m. we're talking possible light rain for the delta. these bay's shoreline and redwood city. we could see some breaks of sunshine into the afternoon but the possibility exists for a pop-up isolated shower. temperatures right now in the 40's and '50's. as the afternoon we could see is 61 for antioch 62 pleasanton and. 7 day around the bay forecast shows warmer weather on the way. we could see some low 70's as we head into the weekend. >> time for the world according to gary. we are starting off with basketball. we have lots of talk about even though we have a major matches and the
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n.c.a.a. tournament kicking off tomorrow. st. mary's at the plate into it and beat tennessee 67 to 54. next up, they will play memphis. >> you don't need any help? >> i was waiting for you that answer the phone. i'm sure you are glued to this one. what did you think? >> the st. mary's? >> yet. >> they want. that was good. anytime there is a bay area team, your eyes and ears perked up a little bit. it is not going to be, you of a tough one on thursday that at the very least you could say you won an ncaa tournament game. >> people perk up when you
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hear bay area stuff but i will cover nit even though it is sort of even the idea of stamford at home. it is 58 to the g7, some of like an amazing game. only zero thousand people basically are watching this game. >> nobody wanted to see it. there is 68 games and the tournament. it used to be there were 24, then 32, then 48. the way i see at, i know it is nice for the schools. did you cannot make the top 68, it has not been a very good season. >> so when you look at someone in the nit at like kentucky who should of been making the cut which is embarrassing enough but then for them to lose to robert morris? >> when you are defending champs like that, when they
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plan there are arena they played 24,000. because of the ncaa third met, they are hosting a round of games. the jimmy are seeing them play and since a 3000. -- play and seats 3000 >> people think the coaching looks great but if you get up every morning and have to depend on a 19 or 20 year- old to be and a good mood, that is a tough bracket. these pros know exactly who they are. for the college coaching, it is tougher than you think. >> this is what it is not used that jim harbaugh
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nailed down his outfits. he does have them make too many decisions. he put on a difference wet shirt, khaki pants for the big meeting. that loss he does have a different shirt on. >> they emerge with tools, they put off this big question about the crown. everybody between the coaches and the players are saying this is ridiculous to considered as saying. >> trying to stop bleeding with your head? -- leading that what they're saying you think protect the ball but you can't put down your head at and hit someone with a crown of your head. the
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coaches say how are we going to officiate this? they're going to constantly be throwing flags. >> without knowing, up basically am getting my description from you. it is the idea to make is a buyer for the players. how can you argue with that? >> even the players themselves, matt 48 when another player came out, and that's meth are saying this is ridiculous. we can't play like this. >> that is always a line. the commissioner of the nfl does not want anybody to die during his shift. that is the only have. these guys are the best in the world what they do, they will learn to adjust. if that
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many people complained about it, go ahead. it's like our business, and they took away our teleprompter is, some of us would hate it. you and i don't need to use them. >> though ever say you are relying on me. >> i will give you a hundred dollars for every minute you watch of the st. mary's game. (laughter) am i you know i won't watch it. >> if you go on and on and i'm thinking let daria talk about the ground of the helmet because she doesn't know. for those of us who are involved in it, that it is tough for us to say that as a stupid idea.
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>> i am all for safety and for the children. >> in that case we will agree we just wasted two minutes talking about something that neither one of us knew about. >> don't listen to me. >> you wanted to defend and help the people. i'm ovm er the hill.
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>> 756 a m and coming up after the kron4 morning news we are keeping an eye
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out on the brain that will stick around for the day, erica is tracking today is forecast and wind we will see some springlike weather. a preschool is reopen this morning after being closed for four days for staff training after allegations that a teacher tape of the child for refusing to take a nap. we'll be right back on the kron4 morning news. [ male announcer ] subway introduces the new $3 six-inch select!
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shop at choosenissan.com. ♪ (male announcer) live from the bay area here is your kron 4 news >> top stories we're following this morning wednesday, march 20th. a large fire is burning overnight and the island, why this is so hard for crews to knock it down. >> a preschool reopening this morning after being closed for staff training after allegations that a teacher at bound a child for refusing to take a nap. and today is the first day of spring, but it does not
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feel like it. >> there is that it could come back to haunt us with showers off and on. >> that is right, we are tracking showers off shore. let's of them and to see if it is raining and your neighborhood. on the coastline, a half moon bay, pescadero you will need to use your windshield wipers. the rain has had the peninsula, redwood city menlo park. the yellow indicates moderate to heavy rain. this would and the applause is way east and we will see some rain crossing the dumbarton bridge. looking at some of your weather headlines, temperatures in the 40's and '50's. later this afternoon we could continue to see some spotty showers. rain tapers off later on tonight. full details on your extended forecast and a couple of minutes. here's traffic with george at 8:01 a.m.. >> we have in my train a
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couple of hot spots first on south 682 westbound highway 24. there's an accident blocked in one of the lanes on the shoulder backing up all way to the 24 interchange on to the 24680 interchange. we're still looking at having usual conditions from 238 south down to free my tv down to thornton. in earlier occurring accident now clear from the traffic lanes. is tide of your approaches to the san mateo and dumbarton bridges. >> new this morning contra costa county fire crews are still on the scene of a fire on beth all island. resuming and rent a house call fire earlier this morning at 1480 taylor st.. the flames spread. they also had an issue with the power lines and a problem with water.
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they now have a high letters out there and that is helping. jackie sissel is live they're taking a look. are they and mop up mode yet? >> they are finally in mop up mode but it took almost five hours for them to get to this point. fire trucks are still out here. they have stopped putting water on this fire. at have been around for 30 a.m. when the contra costa county fire department received a call about a single structure fire on taylor wrote. when they got here they found a single story structure fire. they started to fight that fire and some power lines went down. these houses were pretty close together and there is a second home next door. with the power lines being down, the firefighters had to back away for preventative measures. at that point, the fire spread to the site at home. it is a three story home, only two
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stories are lovable, the basement is a flood area. you can see the damage is done. the left hand side is where the initial fire broke out and the right-hand side is the second structure that was really tough for them to put out. it's a them an hour to put out the fire. we had a chance to talk to the resident of that and that home. >> the interior blinds were actually melted. luckily the house and actually catch fire, it just scorched. i hope that we can fix it fairly easily. >> because the fire and the second hahn, the three story home started on the bottom and work its way up word. the fire up top bird for a while because firefighters simply could not get in that home. they had a call out
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this ladder truck and pour out water from above. we're being told three residents have been this place on this fire. one of them sustained minor smoke inhalation and injuries. haven't reached been treated and released. >> president obama has arrived in israel, his first trip to the nation as president. this is video of his arrival from earlier this morning. israelis are anxious to hear the president affirmed america's commitment to the security of the jewish state, despite his sparring with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu over the
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palestinian peace process. reza obama also making trips to the palestinian authority and jordan. back in the bay area, for the third time in less than a week at thornton junior high in fremont was the target of a bomb threat. the most recent threat was monday afternoon. it turned out to be another false alarm however some parents are is that they were not notified. >> i have a daughter here. the school is doing everything possible in order to protect the students because they'd our number one here in fremont. >> fremont police say they alert the public about the bomb threat using their necks old system. the school
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superintendent says the district did not contact parents about the reason false alarm. >> 8 of 6:00 a.m. and the train hit and killed a pedestrian on the cal trans tracks in san jose. the resorts that by northbound train near west virginia street. the trainer recently left the team in station and there was only one passenger on board. several other trains were delayed. those are as was the start around 730 last night and the death of the fourth fatality on the cal trans corridor this year. >> a live look outside and the weather seems to be backing off low that at least in terms of the rain. we will visit with erica again shortly and get an update on the forecast.
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elaborate condominium fraud cases ever cisco has and sentenced to 20 years in prison. 48 year-old d.j. shah was convicted of taking control once freed luxury condos, taking out loans against the properties, and laundering money through shell companies. shah is ordered to pay a $14.1 million fine nearly triple the amount taken in the scheme. sampras as good as attorney george gascon says is a sentencing was one of the most severe punishments in the history of his offices white-collar division. >> the man suspected of killing five people inside a san francisco home appeared in court yesterday. bin thai luc it be nominated and pleaded not guilty to five counts of murder plus special circumstances of committing most murders,
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>> the ride on 680 southbound headed out to lafayette from walnut creek, even from concord traffic is backed up on the 242 and back the bonds highway four. on 680 to highway 4 and the southbound direction. that is because the westbound crash. it is still out there, although it may not be blocking the right lane any longer. we a seen heavy traffic for the bay bridge the that is getting much better as you can see the end of the back up rapidly approaching. around 8:15 a.m.. no problems coming from 880 or the macarthur maze. much lighter and easier ride. the san mateo bridge add problems on the approach about a hour ago, they are gone. we've been problem free across the span. the golden gate bridge ride looks good, delay free for 1 01 southbound. marin county drive times are not bad, still under 35 minutes from 37 to the golden gate
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bridge. >> some of us are waking up to spring showers. on storm tracker 4, you could see the majority of the bay area is dry. and the rain was kept off shore but it has reached land. the bayshore freeway is from redwood city down toward sunnyvale. and as a 280, cupertino you could see some yellow on your screen around sunnyvale indicating moderate to heavy rain. we are still attracting some showers from milpitas to 80 corridor. most of is wet weather is in the south bay for the lead in southern peninsula. we're currently dry right now for the 1 01 coming out of the north bay. the past of hours we have not really seen that much rain. just a trace amounts for the city. less than a 10th of a man's word san jose and livermore. we saw some rain into the north bay and future cast four shows we are completely dead we are not completely down
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with the showers just yet. we may have isolated out of showers throughout the day, abided 10:00 hour. we will remain on a cloudy side and see some light rain for the delta and santa rosa. shower activity will taper off and the north bay by 1:00 p.m. but we could see some rain right around the heart of the bay. we should see drier conditions as we head into the evening hours. also a decrease in cloud cover. temperatures in the '40's and '50's and we will see upper '50's, low 60s by later on today. concord an afternoon high of 59 trees, 57 downtowns and from cisco. 7 day around the bay forecasts of dry weather blasting through out the weekend. partly cloudy conditions monday and tuesday and we could see some more showers as we head into the end of next week. taking it to its hull, we got a couple of inches of fresh snow and the past 24 hours. cirri tahoe of base
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of 31 to 95 in., norstar 34 to 79 in., squaw valley based 12 to 92 in.. >> we have new information about the marines who were killed monday night following an explosion at an army depot and hawthorne about up. yesterday's friends, family and the community gathered to honor them. military officials say the marines recondite conducting live fire training monday night when a mortar round exploded. at least seven were killed and eight others were wounded. officials at the caused the blast was a 60 mm round that detonated inside a mortar tube. they said the mortar rounds into use to fire them are being pulled from service, pending an investigation. the military says the exercise was part of a regular trained and training required to maintain readiness. >> the pentagon is getting
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ready for the start of a forced four day work week. furlough notices will be going out on friday. workers will be forced to take unpaid leave for 22 days or one day a week from april 21st thru september 21st. that is equal to 20 percent pay cut for five months. the furloughs will affect most of the defense department's 800,000 civilian employees. the unpaid days off our result of the force federal spending cuts. a huge blow for gun control advocates, as senate majority leader and harry reid says the ban on assault weapons will not be part of the gun control package he is really to the senate floor for debate. he says there's is not enough support. california senator dianne feinstein who wrote the bill, says she's been promised about implants introduce the assault weapons portion of the bill as an amendment. >> this is important me, i will not laid out and play dead. i think the american people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of
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legislation. it is and to protect children, schools, and malls. it is aimed to dry up the supply. >> that are the measure is in limbo and it is likely that the senate will vote on three other measure. a ban on all high-capacity ammo clips, a call for universal background checks and sent the for penalties for gun travel trafficking. >> california lawmakers are pushing for harsher punishments for people convicted of making false police reports. these calls are also known as wadding. the term is used to describe a situation where police or other first responders are sent on fake emergency calls. the subsequent responses used to disrupt an organization like a school or to prank a person. mobile celebrities have been victims of it. recently it did not want call about a robbery had tom cruise as home.
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>> they're calling it a doomsday or armageddon scenario, a massive asteroid hurley towards earth. solid a blockbuster movie but it is a concern on capitol hill. sometime ago, congress ordered nasa to drag out its big enough to wipe out a city. asteroids of that size and come our way maybe once every century. right now, there is no plan for how to deal with that scenario but nasa is hoping to change that. a 20 a.m. and a live look out of san jose on the 1 01 northbound. a little slow in spots. hazy and cloudy and we had some overnight showers. the majority of that monstewhich are is drying up. erica will have a full look of the forecast coming up.
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mi. expansion of toll lanes over the next three years and the results are positive. the toll lanes of interstate 880 and highway 237 open a year ago today and revenue is more than 50% above projections. the extra funds will be used to build more toll lanes around the bay area, and extend carpool lanes where needed. 21 percent of motorists and the carpool lanes are solo drivers willing to pay a toll. the cost of using a toll lanes as varied from 30¢ to $5 depending on cap traffic congestion. >> to the motors is recalling nearly 25,000 units in cadillacs in the u.s. to fix a problem with the automatic transmission. the recall affects of view across full-size cars and cadillac s r x cross over as seabees from the 2013 model year. the companies as a software problem can cause the transmission standard of the shift into sport mode. i can unexpectedly override any slowing effect from the
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transmission, increasing the risk of a crash. gm says no crashes or injuries have been reported. researchers behind is a decline drinking sugary drinks is not only unhealthy, it's deadly. they hi study found 25,000 obesity related deaths in the u.s. and 180,000 worldwide can be blamed on overconsumption of sweetened beverages. the results were presented at this year's convention of the american heart association. the study found that among the world's 35 largest countries, mexico had the highest death rates from jury drinks. the u.s. was third. the american beverage association business research saying it was more about sensationalism than science.
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>> welcome back the time is 8:29. right now, contra costa county fire crews are working to contain a house fire on apple islabethel islande two are far broke out early
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this morning at 1480 taylor st.. you can see where it is happening here on the map. crews say they're having a hard time containing the fire. >> to get more news faster, let us turn to one are so reporters kron 4 jackie sissel live on bethel island. >> it it did take five hour to finally get this thing under control according to contra costa county fire chief. around 230 this morning there received a call on the 1400 block of taylor wrote on bethel island. on a single story structure fire. >> when they arrived they found a single story fire fully involved. the fire was next door to a second house. ashley to a house next door to the fire. some power lines went down when they start to fight the fire causing the firefighters to back away from the fire completely. at that point that is when the fire spread to the second home.
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you can see the damage to that haul almost completely destroyed. there was a third home with minor damage. you can see the two homes that are completely destroyed. they cannot because of the fire now. that will be part of the investigation. three people have been displaced. 10 was a resident that sustained minor injuries. smoke inhalation injuries while fighting the fire. you can see the power lines that were down. that is what caused the fire fighters to back away from the scene initially. it took awhile because of the structure itself. is three stories ollie to stores are livable. it is a flood plain out here. it took awhile to get it out. you can see the damage here. it is almost a complete loss. the home front is the one where the fire initially started. the fire department is still here now doing cleanup mode. it looks for the most are like everyonething is ok now.
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>> did you hear a story about how they got out? >> i have not been able to find the people that were actually living in the home of the time of the fire. i can tell you that obviously, as i said it started as a single story structure fire. then did spread to the second home. by then everyone had come to the scene. it was only after that the fire spread to the second home. >> thank you jackie. but it to traffic. we have problems out there george. >> not at the bay bridge james. you can see that as a good ride. the hotspot we have been trekktracking is a commute on westbound coming from all agree. >> in the traffic jam up on 680 and 242 in the south bound direction right up to concord on 242 in back up to
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martinez on 680 in the southbound direction. slowing from highway 4. the drive time if you live about eight-nine minutes. it is running double the drive times sometimes up to 22 minutes. especially to get round the corner on highway 24. >> looking at what with erica. >> good morning george rid we're contending with light showers in the south bay storm tracker 4 shows just that. looks like we have dried out for palo alto, san carlos, and redwood city. >> wet weather in sunnyvale. downtown san jose. 880 heading to milpitas. >> off the green on your screen indicates the rain is light in nature. >> the rain will taper off heading into the afternoon. carly temperatures in the '40's and 50's. >> 54 in san carlos. mid '50s and oakland. i will talk more about your afternoon highs and show you futurecast for my next report. james. >> thank you erica of flour developing story or police are looking for a gunman who they say if shot a man in an
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apparent drive-by shooting. it happen at 1720 hopkins drive. that is an artificial middle school. police say the victim was standing on the sidewalk. a young man 18 to 20 years of standing in front of a school when a light colored s u v drove by and someone opened fire. the victim remains in the hospital this morning. the condition remains unknown. we will let you know when we find out. for the shooting just happen about 2 mi. away from monday's deadly officer involved shooting. >> this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news. in this case, officers were chasing a stolen car and opened fire on the driver when he tried to run over an officer. the passenger in a stolen car is now facing charges. >> if they preschool open today after being closed for four days because of a photograph that it teacher showed a former teacher showed of the child she had tied up for refusing to take a nap. >> kron fours will tran joins us at center point christian preschool with more on the fallout from
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that and what is going on today at a school. >> good morning darya here is what you need to know as of now the former teacher is still not charged. prosecutors gathered all the evidence from the police department that are reviewing it. they are deciding whether or not to charge are and what type of charges. >> here is video we got this morning after being shut down for four days so the teachers could go through an intensive training. they brought in experts to talk about what happened how to prevent and future. parents start to drop off their children at 7:00 a.m. this morning. this came to light earlier this month when this former teacher showed up at a gathering with other teachers. she went out herself on an allegedly show the photo of a two year-old being taped. of all the people she shows a to she showed it to the mother who hits the road. she called the police department and that is how we are here this morning. we got a chance to talk to some parises morning. here's what one parent who told us how she feels this morning about
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putting her kids back the classroom it happen in is a two year-old. i deny interview white kid. you just monitor how they were filling every day. are they happy? is there anything unusual? i have not seen that. >> no anxiety your good to go to more >> no anxiety yes the people here are wonderful people i trust my children with them. >> i can tell you last week the administrators were proactive. they came out and talk to us about the situation there were refusing to go on camera simply saying they spent more days going to all of this and that is all they have to say about the situation. as far as the former teacher, she is barred from getting a job as a teacher in the meantime and she is not allowed to be on campus or talk to the students. >> back to you darya. >> thank you will. >> in fremont police are looking for a man who made
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off with a 5,600 lb spool of copper wire from a pg&e storage yard. the wire was stolen on sunday and is about that morgan's with $5,000. police said the man stole a for a lift from a nearby construction site, drove it through a fence at the storage and use it to load a spool of copper onto a flatbed truck. >> we're also watching wall street let us check in with the big board two were the numbers are. so far so good positive by 62 points by 14,005 budget 18. >> the s&p in nasdaq trading positive this morning. it looks like we have a strong potential hopefully ending the day on a positive note. >> 88:36 right now. >> traffic looking good on the golden gate bridge. will be right back. >>--8:36
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>> good morning the time is 8:39. >> a san francisco police officer shot and killed a dog that bit him on golden gate park on monday afternoon. police say at
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about 40 5:00 p.m. the officers tried to wake up a homeless person near alvord lake on the eastern side of the park near stanyan street when the transit dog started barking. the officer back away, but the dog, believed to be a pit bull mix, broke free, rent for the of surrogate him, prompting the of such as you and kill the animal. the story got a lot of commons or face book page here is a look at some. >> lee such an imagine yourself as a police officers tried to wake up the homeless person. you have no idea of the dog was harmful, so there was no assumption to call al control. he only shot the dog after he was bitten. >> stephen r. jaffe says why didn't the officer kyle control to the dog for
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arousing the man? the dog was only as it is of the dollar. why not try it was a dog? the debt was unnecessary. >> william lopez pd should give him a new dog. for dog was protecting his master. cops now shoot first and then ask questions later. >> in join the conversation on the kron 4 facebook pace that is facebook .com/kron 4. >> st. mary's advance in the first round of the ncaa tournament. the gael s beat middle tennessee state 67- 54. the morgaga school now address to the field of 64 will play memphis on thursday. we will be back with more on the kron 4 morning news.
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times in the weather is busy and come bite ever so often. >> the bartender always response. >> you have that trouble? >> george you get good service right or to more >> i cannot imagine ignoring u.s. at the bar darya. >> let us start off with a hot spot the right on 24 westbound is still backed up to 680 ride. >> coming out concord on 242 and coming out of pleasant hill on six '80s south is a boat still badly backed up. in fact, the censors are not really doing justice to the back up. the drive time is about to two minutes around the corner. that is more than twice the normal commute time coming south from highway 4. >> better news for your bridge ride especially the bay bridge. >> the backups havedisappearingt half hour. a short way there. your ride to the san mateo bridge we're still looking at 11-starting a
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drive times. no problems here. >> the golden gate bridge ride will have it for the commute through marin county. we're looking at a 35 minute drive time from novato to the golden gate bridge measured from highway 37 toll plaza. >> let us go to weather center to see if there's any more rainier's erica. >> good morning george. now contending with light ran for the south bay as our east bay spots. we have the potential to sea off and on spotty, isolated showers. into the afternoon as well. >> looking at storm tracker for the rain making has exited. it was in milpitas the 80 corridor. >> the rain is been pushed into the central valley. >> we're starting to dry things out as a whole. not much maybe a little bit of brown alum rock. turning to futurecast 4 we shoulcould see spotty showers from the coast into the afternoon. >> breath of sunshine to the possibility for light showers existence of the
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evening hours. >> currently temperatures in the '40's and '50's. upper 50s lows 60s later today. >> temperatures or manacles side. >> santa rosa a high of 58. 64:00 and hayward. 62 expected and pleasanton. if you're heading to tahoe not seen much perhaps, 3 in. above 7,000 ft.. >> as we head into thursday and friday, sunny skies, timber and the low to mid '50's. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows dry weather makes a comeback thursday and friday high-pressure back in control. >> we could see low seventies into sunday and monday. >> could be an increase in cloud cover monday and tuesday. >> the potential for wet weather exist heading into next week. >> that you erica. >> 8:50 . the family of the 14 road santa rosa boy was killed when a race car driven by his cousin on saturday in marysville went out of control struck and killed him. there are
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planning our moral for marcus johnson. there will be a private funeral on saturday that a public memorial on sunday for market who was an eighth grader who was in the pit area of the marysville racetrack with his cousins raise car went off the track during a practice lap and struck and killed markets and also dale wondergem jr.. another man killed in the accident. the driver 17 year-old petaluma high school student is the cousin was like a brother to markets. it was very difficult for the family. >> it will be quite a bit logger for anyone being availabl to get a reservation at the chez panisse because of a fire on march 8th. >> it turns out there with a lot more damage and repair work that they have to do. the front part of the buildings around here by scaffolding will have to be torn down and rebuilt. other structural work is needed to bring the 1970's restaurant
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up to cold. >> a lot of the electricians, plumbers, all that kind of stub it is a normal job but it will be going seven days a week. >> at first they thought they would reopen next month. that is not going to happen. at this point they have no date for reopening. >> ought to the south bay were city leaders and santa clara believe there one step closer to hosting the super bowl in 2016. city council members unanimously approved to exempt the nfl from paying millions of dollars of hotel taxes and other fees. all in exchange for santa clara hosting the super bowl. as part of the measure hotel taxes of those with the nfl will be waived as well as two tax surcharge is the will go funding the new stadium. while santa clara mayor said the money we may back from private donors and filling hotels, some committee members said they are still not happy with the city's decision
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>> we have no money to open up the north side librarians that it. we have barely enough money to maintain the swim center in central park. the soccer park will need to be closed. >> santa clara is competing with miami for the 2016 super bowl. miami however, chose not to get into those requests made by the nfl. santa clara's mayor believes the move puts a city in a prime position to get the game. >> the nfl is not expected to make a decision on a location until late may. >> 8:52 . thank you for waking up with kron 4 morning news for it will have more whether traffic with a couple of minutes. a live look from our mount tam camera. a heavy bag of clouds. it is a great start to the day. earlier
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>> take a look at this!. officers patrolling hotels around kalamazoo, mich. noticed a man sitting in his car behind a red roof in. >> when they approached the car, the man told them he had just hit and killed a deer that would bring it home for dinner. but when it hopopped the trawl to show the officer the animal's body it they all got a surprise. the deer was not dead. jump up and out of the truck. turns out, it was only knocked out in the crash and had no plans of becoming anyone to dinner. >> 8:57 is the time. when we come back we are keeping an eye on the rain. erica has been keeping us abreast of it all morning long. and it will now it is the forecast when it comes back-to- anny
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will now give us the forecast when we come back. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news we're keeping an eye out on the rain that will stick around for the day. and a preschool is reopening this one after being closed for four days for staff training after allegations that a teacher tape up a child for refusing to take a nap. president obama has arrived in israel, his first trip to the nation as president. israelis are anxious to hear what obama has the sail america's commitment to the security of the jewish state. would right back with more on the kron 4 morning news
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topped with caramelized onions and melted white cheddar. everyday, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu. >> (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at 9 starts now. >> thank you for joining us the top stores were following this wednesday morning. a large fire is burning right now on bethel island. why this is so hard for crews to not down. >> a preschool is reopening this morning after being closed for staff training after allegations that it teacher tape up a child for refusing to take a nap. >> and today's the first day of spring, but it does not feel like it. let us turn to
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anny hong in the weather center for an update. anny do you think it's going to come back today. >> most of the more stressful to the east. we will start on storm tracker 4. a lot of as including downtown san francisco starting to dry out. we're using the green that is freezing light rain. maybe some sprinkles toward palo alto and heading farther south. some spotty areas heading to morgan hill many light rain. >> east of san jose toward the livermore valley we are looking at some light rain once again. east bay concord is drive. >> places farther east are looking at light rain. >> the week system we have been anticipating will happen after the rain. the wind starts to pick up more details on the forecast of a letter for to george for the traffic. >> thank you anny . we're
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still tracking the six '80s south bound right to walnut creek. and the west bound with it for ride. >> it was the accident that backed up the traffic in walnut creek onto 680, 0242. >> both of which are still backed up from concord and pleasant hill for the south bound ride. >> the drive time is as high as 22 minutes it has dropped to 19. >> let us zoom in on the air in contra costa county were the was house that caught fire over night. the fire spread. this is on that island. you can see the first fire was at 1480 taylor st.. that broke out around 230 this morning. then it spread and there were several obstacles to fighting the fire for hours. let us go live to the scene with our solo reporter kron 4 jackie sissel. let us take a look at where there are now. good morning jackie. >> good morning darya almost seven hours after the fact
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the contra costa county far apart along the police apartment say this was a stubborn fire. >> the fire spread to mobile homes. there received a call at 230 of a single story structure fire. that is exactly what they found. i had a chance to talk to one of the cheese from the contra costa county fire department he picked up the story from there. >> at 226 this morning we got a report of a structure fire. we arrived about eight minutes later and found a single story house fully involved with flames hinging on the two-story structures to the side. while we were starting to work on that we had a power line go down was hampered our ability to protect one of the two-story houses. unfortunately it caught on fire. we are still working
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on the fire on a two-story house. >> this is a live picture but this is video from a couple of minutes ago you can see firefighters pouring water on the second house. this is a three story house. only the top two floors a livable. it took awhile to finally get the fire out. they were pouring water on it for some five hours. it was difficult for them they had to get a ladder truck out. the two homes in question are completely destroyed. there was a home that had minor damage. the house on the other side of the two homes. miner, exterior damage garrett three people have been displaced. one of the victims sustained minor smoke inhalation injuries. >> when you see a house destroyed like that your have to be out safely. >> new this morning president obama has arrived in israel, his first trip
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to the nation as president. this video of his arrival from our earlier this morning. israelis are anxious to hear the president of from america's commitment to the security of the jewish state, despite his sparring with israeli prime minister benjamin net anyaju over the palestinian peace progress. mr. obamas is also making trips to the palestinian authority and the jordan. >> for the third time in less than a week thornton junior high in fremont was the target of a bomb threat. the most recent threat was monday afternoon. it turned out to be another false alarm. however, some parents are upset that they were not notified. >> i have a daughter here. but the school is doing anything possible in order to protect the students because the students are number one here in fremont.
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>> the fremont police say they did alert the public about the bomb scare using their nixel system. >> the school superintendent says the school cannot contact parents about the recent school threat. >> a preschool in point pleasanton is open because . it was closed down because a teacher was said to have bound a child. it was closed for days. kron fours will tran joins as a center for a christian free school. >> the former teacher resigned back in january no word on when she allegedly did this. it was so shocking that it was a school who did this self-imposed set down for four days. here is video we got of parents and dropping off their kids is
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morning. we were told to stay off campus because it wants to respect the kids' pr>> to the school brought in experts to talk about what happened and how to prevent in the future. >> the police to barbara has finished with their investigation. they're not talking as well. they have turned over the case of a prosecutor. we all to hear from them later on yes or no on the charges. in the meantime this former preschool teacher she went to this get together earlier this month she was talking to a besiegers. she allegedly took out herself on a show this picture. the administrators told me they admit they did not see the pictures themselves but it was enough for the investigation to go on. so much so that the state has stepped in and said any prospective employer is being barred from in hiring her. she did not contact students. we have to find out if she is in big trouble with the prosecutor.
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>> back to you darya. >> 9 07 of the time we would got more in a couple minutes
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>> id is 909. in bay area news a train hit and killed a pedestrian on the caltran tracks in san jose. the person was hit by a northbound train near west virginia street. the train had risen left the tmien station, and there was only
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one passenger aboard. several other train or delayed. full service was restored around 730 last night. the that was the fourth fatality on the caltran corridor this year. >> a man convicted in the lambreqan elaborate condominium fraud case in san francisco has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. 48 year-old jail shah was convicted of taking control of a woman's story luxury condos, taking out loans against the properties, and laundering the money through shell companies. he is ordered to pay off $14.1 million in fines triple the amount taken in the scheme. san francisco district attorney george gascon says his sentencing was one of the most severe punishment in the history of his offices white-collar division.
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>> cab drivers gathered in front of city hall to protest a move that would allow cellphone of apps to connect passengers would drivers around the city those drivers who are not licensed cabbies. the cab driver shortage a hocking their horns, and holding signs with their message opposing the new legislation. they say the top apps , which include ride sharing business is light lyft and sidecar will hurt their business. >> because the new legislation as more cars to the street, these cabdrivers' build their businesses will close value. >> 911. >> is still great out
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>> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news at 914. thanks for watching. >> the 242 ride coming out of concord in pleasant hill heading down the walnut creek and making the west return for lafayette or the caldecott tunnel is backed up because of an early occurring accident on 24 west bound. we're still covering for me. the drive times which peaked at 22 minutes are backed down to about 16, 14 minutes. that is still nearly double what it should be to get you through this area at this hour of the morning. >> looking at the bridges we saw no back of the bay bridge. the last time we looked at it. now it has rebounded a bit to the middle of the east parking
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lot. >> to the san mateo bridge we have experienced some problems early this morning along the approach that the toll plaza. we have had no problems across the span. >> the golden gate bridge ride it is not only still a little heavy on the span it will be heavy on persiddio park to the law or exit. >> good morning george. we're starting to dry out. still cloudy skies. some areas of light rain. storm tracker 4 shows the heart of the bay is dry but we have areas of light rain in the north bay. and it's a part of the south bay toward pes cadero . >> morgan hill looking at light rain. san jose's starting to dry out as well. san jose is try even livermore. far east and the mountains we are looking at what weather. east bay also, most of the drive for concord, walnut creek,
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toward antioch and ease of redwood we still have some areas of light rain. >> the ball of the moisture has moved east and is turning to relevance snow and the tall area. >> great news for the ski resorts. we can see the not hold a lot of moisture as anticipated. >> futurecast 4 shows you how much more in we can expect, when, where. to o'clock some areas of light rain scattered showers. 1:00 we will see cloudy conditions for hayward, fremont. you could pick up another showers to. >> that will start to see things drying out for the rest of the day to o'clock and isolated showers overall will start to see the skies clear out. the north wind kicking in which means colder conditions overnight into early tomorrow morning. today showers are still possible. this afternoon partial clearing. otherwise hit or miss showers for the rest of the day. >> tomorrow a lot of sunshine clear skies. the highs will be mainly in the
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'60s. beyond that was he temperatures get to a mild warm. >> will also see the winds pick up it will be breezy. >> the highs for today a lot of as in the low 60s including san mateo, oakland. upper 50s are hayward. livermore 60 degrees. 57 for richmond. 57 in santa rosa. >> downtown san francisco around 58 degrees. >> picking up a little bit of snow overnight temperatures should be in the '50s with a little more snow today. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows breezy for thursday and friday but plenty of sunshine. it will warm up in time for the weekend. sunny and nice back into the seventies. it will definitely feel like spring. >> we're talking about the snow in tall here's a look of the snow bomb ski report. >> we did pick up a little bit of snow around 2-3 in. in most locations. at the summit level. >> saratov base of 31-95.
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>> 3 in. of new snow at the summit the last 24 hours. >> north spot a couple of inches tall also picking up 2 in.. the time is 918 years darya. >> thank you anny . we have new information about the marines were killed monday night following an explosion at an army depot in hawthorne, nevada. yesterday's friends, family and community gathered to honor them. a military official said the marines were conducting a live fire training monday night when a mortar round exploded. at least seven were killed and eight others were wounded. officials said the cause of the blast was a 60 mm round that detonated inside a mortar tube. they say the mortar routes and to justify the are being pulled from service. pending an investigation. the military says the exercise was part of a regular training required to maintain readiness.
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>> the pentagon is getting ready for the start of a forced four day work week. from the this is will begin going out on friday. workers will be forced to take unpaid leave for today's or one day each week from april 21st september 21st. that is equal to a 20% pay cut for five months. the furloughs will affect most of the defense department 800,000 civilian workers. the unpaid days off are the result of the fourth federal spending cuts. >> a huge blow for gun control advocates. senate majority leader harry reid says a ban on assault weapons will not be part of the gun-control packages for it to the senate floor for debate. he says there's just not enough support. but california senator dianne feinstein, wrote the bill, says she's been promised a vote and plans to introduce the assault weapons for some of the bill as an amendment. >> i would not lay down and play dead. i think the american people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind
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of legislation. it is aimed to protect children. to protect schools and laws. it is aimed to dry up the supply of the overtime. >> while the part of the measure is in limbo. it is likely that the senate will vote on three other measures a ban on high capacity ammunition clips, a call for universal background checks, and stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. >> the risk of a large asteroid hitting or are small. but experts say the doomsday preparations still need to be made. >> congress are potential options that could literally save the earth, but there is a big price tag. >> chris large as the story. >> the russians saw a flash of light in her the sonic boom. the meteor exploded with the force of a nuclear bomb! it did $30 million in damage and killed thousands. >> no one saw it coming.
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>> we were fortunate that the events of last month was an interesting coincidence rather than a catastrophe. >> the nation's top size officials or call before congress tuesday to explain what they are doing to detect similar threats from space. >> object as large as the car arrive about once per week. >> the bigger concern is well, the bigger ones. >> using a football field for prospective the size of the media over russia was only take you to the 7 yd line. >> congress has ordered nasa to track of six that are significantly bigger than the entire field. >> big enough to wipe out a city. >> in the film deep impact, astronauts set off a nuclear to destroy an asteroid. a spy satellite was shut down in 2008 before the release toxic gas on the air. the large asteroid is not in the
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cards. >> it would not be practical to have a laser powerful enough to split in half. >> conjuring up images of the film on getting, nasa is pushing ahead with plans to land astronauts on an asteroid by 2025 and improve early detection. >> the most single thing we could do to improve our capacity to see in the asteroid a potentially damaging size coming would be an orbiting infrared telescope. >> asteroids, like the one of russia cannot be seen from the ground because they get lost in the sun glared. >> size officials say they need to put a special telescope into orbit. it is been developed right now. it cost up to three-quarters of a billion dollars. >> chris warrants' cnn the pentagon. >> 923:23 will be back with more. giving a live look at san francisco. it is trying
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to clear. we will be right back.
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>> 926. new this morning the limousine awaiting president obamas arrival in israel broke down. it happen because the driver refueled with gasoline instead of diesel. >> this is a picture of a limousine been told. the presidential limousine, known as the beast, is a specially built cadillac that estimated to weigh 8 t. there are multiple, idaho copies that are used to transport the president around washington and on his trips at a town. so officials had to send another limousine to pick up. >> general motors is recalling nearly 27,000 buick and cadillac in the u.s. to fix the problem with the automatic transmission. the recall affects the buick lacrosse full-size and the cadillac s r x crossover
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from the 2013 model year. the companies as a software problem can cause the transmission to in adversely shift into sports mold. that can unexpectedly override any slowing the fed from the transmission, increasing the risk of a crash. gm says no crashes or injuries have been reported. >> 927. >> we start off with rent now we have mostly gray skies. [ man ] we have a go for auto sequence start. t-minus 5, 4, 3, 2, 1... ignition. [ male announcer ] launch your internet experience on at&t's newly expanded advanced digital network and connect more wi-fi-enabled devices at home.
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♪ the one and only, cheerios >> 929 is a time. it feels like a different day that was earlier this morning when everyone was getting a bit of rain. live on the left-hand side san francisco is trying to clear a. for mount tam is still great. >> i did not know if we're done with this completely. i do know we're headed for some really nice weather by the weekend. >> yes just in time for the weekend. also, we did get
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much-needed rain. not a lot but a little. storm tracker 4 shows things as settle down a bit. you can see we're still seeing light rain in north bay. also areas towawillthis is heading te east. santa rosa expect more light rain. heading to the south bay and peninsula. palo alto picking up mr. showers. most but south this drive. heading south to gilroy or light rain. a lot of locations are starting to dry out. for much of the east bay you are looking a cloudy conditions. things are fairly dry now. not expecting a whole lot more rain. just more hit or miss showers. most of it has moved to the east. also picking up a little bit of snow in the mountains and the higher elevations. >> the time is 931. here's a look at your traffic with george. >> good morning.
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>> good morning off as we take a look at your ride to the bay bridge conditions are great. there are no problems as to get to the lord debt or to be a bad weather. it had been completely cleared out the back up that is. in the last 15 or 20 minutes we have seen something of a rebound. it is only adding about a minute or two to your overall drive time. >> looking at the commute on 92, the san mateo bridge we're still doing very well here. the drive times a drop down to 11 minutes for the west bound ride and he's downright as well. >> to the golden gate bridge, 101 southbound coming in from marin county no delays across the span where there reports of slow traffic on the persiddio parkway. >> from the tunnel to lombard there will be slow and go traffic. as we checked traffic maps we are currently free of hot spots. this was the one we had been tracking for so long. conditions are back to normal. >> south bay sluggish traffic on the freeway no
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unusual delays. very little red showing through. the ride through marin county, 101 southbound drive times around 30 minutes from navato to the golden gate bridge. >> thank you george. a preschool and pleasanton back open today. >> it was closed down for four days after it teacher allegedly taped up a child for refusing to take a nap. kron fours will tran has been at center point christian preschool with the latest. >> the school is right behind me. i just got off the phone with the district attorney's office. they tell me they're still reviewing the case. i ask them when will they make a decision on possible charges. >> yes or no? >> they said there is no timetable that will let us know when they come to that conclusion. >> here is video we got earlier. the school shutdown was self-imposed because they wanted to do intensive training to send experts to talk to the staff as well as
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to prevent this from happening in the future. the parents are dropping off their children finally again this morning. all but one of them talk to me including the administrators. last week there were so proactive. they went on camera. today they had nothing to say. >> we got a chance to talk to one parent years was she had to say about returning her child back to school. >> the class from it happen in was to year-old. i have a two year-old girl she would been aware of that. i did not interview my kid. you just monitor how they are filling every day. are they happy? is drifting unusual? i have not seen that. >> knowing zydeco to more >> no anxiety. the people here that are here now are wonderful people and i trust my kid with them. >> i have to tell you darya i've been on the store for weeks. not only are the accusations outrageous. when we talk to the parents and
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the minister is as weak the fact that this former teacher and we know that she resigned in january she got together earlier this month at eight teacher get together without herself on an allegedly show the photo to all the people there. that act alone had the people off guard. they're telling in its prospective employe if you're thinking of hiring her to not. >> you cannot do it not until the investigation is over. we just told you we do not know how long the will take. in the meantime, she is not allowed to go on campus or make any contact with any student. >> thank you will. >> 934 right now. contra costa county fire crews are investigating a fire that they were able to put out after many hours of work this morning on the island. the fire broke out at 230 in the morning on taylor street that spread to two other homes. kron fours jackie sissel has the details. >> contra costa county fire
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department along with shares of parker remained out here on taylor road on bethel island fighting the stubborn house fire. it has been seven hours. >> according to the contra costa county fire department around 230 the received the call to the 1400 block of taylor in bethel island. a single story structure fire. when they arrived that is what they found a fully engulfed structure fire. unfortunately, while there were fighting the fire power lines went down near by forcing the firefighters to back away. at that point the fire spread to a second home. it is a three story home only the top to floor level. the fire quickly spread through that house and ultimately completely destroyed the home. >> according to the contra costa county fire department three people have been displaced by this fire. one of those residents sustained minor smoke inhalation injuries and was
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treated here is the scene. ultimately released. >> they did not have a cause of the fire. as i said it took five-seven hours to finally put this thing out. >> on bethel island jackie sissel kron 4 news. >> 936 we will be back in a couple minutes. let us get a live look at the approach to the bay bridge. it is clearing out. both
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>> good morning and welcome back. things are starting to dry out this morning. we still have area of light rain. storm tracker 4 shows us the light green there is or is it a light rain. basically the santa rosa area and also they the bay. this is a link to the east heading for south. we're now dry in palo alto and for the most part in san jose. you can see isolated spots for showers. >> gilroy looking at what weather. it is very light in major for most locations. it is been a weak system not getting a lot of rain from this front. you can see farther east and modesto the east bay also drying out under a cloudy conditions. >> here is the bulk of the system a lot of it has moved
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to these producing a little bit of snow in the higher elevations of the ski resort. not a lot where a little. a lot of it has died down. there is not a lot of moisture left. >> we will see spotty showers throughout the morning after the afternoon may be in hayward. toward what with city. a lot of it will be hit or miss for the rest of the day--toward redwood city. >> this guy's a start to clear out. >> day planner for today's scattered showers in of the afternoon. tonight cleared cool. expect breezy conditions, dry nor the wind's will pick up. also bringing down temperatures overnight for tomorrow morning. >> highs for today lawrence exist in oakland as an attempt redwood city. the site for san jose. upper 50s for vallejo. 58 in downtown tel francisco. santa rosa 57 degrees. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows after
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spotty showers for today also clearing in the afternoon a lot of sunshine for thursday and friday. it will be breezy especially in the hills. the week and looks good just-in-time for our first full week in the spring. highs topping out in the lord seventies. >> the time is 946 here is george with the traffic. >> we are looking at hot spot free ride around the bay area. light traffic at the bridges. looking at the bay bridge ride we had for awhile scene traffic slow once again for the second time a leading back toward the middle of a lot. that is no longer the case. the meter lights still active. 12 minute drive times the bridge. >> is that mattel the bridthe ge ride problem free on the span still getting reports of sluggish traffic for pesiddio parkway. >> of getting the traffic maps first in the east bay
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we have had a hot spots and they are winding down nicely. good traffic conditions for the east shore freeway. >> south bay freeway sluggish conditions for 85 and 101280 look good at the cupertino. >> the drive under 30 minutes from the bottle to the golden gate bridge. >> thank you george. 947. the family of a 14 year-old santa rosa boy who was struck and killed by a race car driven by his cousin last saturday is planning a memorial. the boy's grandfather says there'll be a private tour on saturday followed by a public memorial sunday. marcus johnson was an eighth grader was in the pit area at the marysville racetrack when his cousins chris carr missed the turn and wind out of control and would into the pit area killing markets and another person sle wondergem jr..
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>> in the driver a 17 year- old palo michael stott was like a brother to markets who was his cousin. for the families are having a difficult time with this. >> the bay area set for a 90 mi. expansion of toll lanes of the next three years. the early results are positive spirit of toll lanes on as a state 80 and highway 237 open a year ago today in revenue is more than 50% over the protection. the extra funds will be used to build more toll lanes around the bay area, and extend the carpool lanes or they're needed. 21 percent of motorists in the carpool lanes are solo drivers willing to pay toll. the cost of using the towlines has varied from 30¢ to $5 depending on the traffic congestion. >> they used to call them the lexus lines. >> it is going to be quite a bit lower for anyone will be getting a table at chez panisse restaurant that
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burned on march 8th. >> the front part of the building surrounded here by scaffolding will have to be torn down and rebuilt. other structural work is needed to bring the 1970's restaurant up to cold. >> a lot of people are involved copper people, would people, as electricians, plumbers all that kind of stuff it is a normal job but it will be going seven days a week. >> it was hoped the restaurant to open next month. now they are pushed back indefinitely. >> city leaders and santa clara believe there one step closer to getting superbowl 50 in 2016. the city council unanimously approved the measure that exists several tax measures for the nfl. >> kron 4 news j.r. stone talked with santa clara mayor was that this is a win, win deal for everyone. >> some is the question this move mayor jaime matthews told me on tuesday evening the city will not lose money
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on this deal. >> there is no cost to the citizens of santa clara no impact on our general fund. it is all positive this is the last of trust we have to see how the vote comes out i think ought to pretty good. >> hotel taxes for 350 nfl execs will be waived. surcharges that go to funding the new stadium will also wave among the other things. >> the mayors said the money will be made back from filling hotels and also private donors. >> some i talked with are still not happy with the city's decision. >> we have no money to open up the north side library or staff did not yet. we have barely enough money to maintain the swim center at central park. we think the soccer park will have to be close to during the nfl of bids. >> santa clara is competing with miami for visible. miami chose not given to the request made by the nfl. mayor matthews believes this will put santa clara and a prime position to get the
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big game. >> i think this action tonight and the vote by the council and of course the overall regional support from other mayors in the region i think makes us really competitive. >> there were lots of support will talk this evening to keep in mind the nfl will not make the sabol location decision until late may. >> in santa clara j.r. stone kron 4 news. >> st. mary's is moving on. advancing to the first round of the n.c.a.a. tournament after tebeating middle tennessee state. >> the moraga school is now going to invest to the field of 64 and will play tomorrow at 1135. they are playing in office tomorrow. we will be watching to see what st.
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>> we are five minutes away from dr. phil after the kron 4 morning news here is a man says his girlfriend is robbing herhim blind. why would he say? >> find out an dr. phil. >> more and more seal pups are being abandoned by their mothers and are showing up malnourished light of this alive. we don't know if it is storms or people to blame for separating the pubs and their mothers. some of them
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have suffered shark bites. there are 19 pups on site right now at the marine mammal center. if you see an injured pulp give them a call. that is what they do. >> take a look at this. this is the video of the day officers patrolling kalamazoo michigan notice is a man sitting at a record in a parking lot. he says i just killed a deer i will taken home. >> i will take it off for dinner. he ran to it on the street and when the police opened the truck that is the dear as a major toy is fine as college point as a price for everybody. the deer gets to take off. sometimes that happens when you hit a deer. in this case he thought he killed it. he just stunned it. he came back to life. he pops out of the car trunk surprise. >> a happy ending ashley. that is it for this morning that is the end of the kron 4 morning news and a great day we will see tha